Author & Pioneer Valley native Gerald Hayes joins us as keynote amidst the launch tour of his most recent book The Blasket Islandman. Gerald shares the story of Tomas O Criomhthain, who spent his life on the Great Blasket. He was a fisherman and farmer who penned many essays along with two well known Irish books: Island Cross Talk; Pages from a Diary and the Islandman. Hayes has co-authored two other books dealing with the small, once inhabited island off the southwest coast of Ireland.
Also joining us, Honored Guest: 2019 Distinguished Young Woman
We salute the the Greater Easthampton St. Patrick's Parade Committee Award Recipients.
A traditional corned beef & cabbage will be served, you can even partake of a Guinness... if you dare!